March 2, 1998
MEDIA CONTACT:Marc Kusinitz
John Eng, M.D., assistant professor of radiology, is one of three in the United States to win a 1998 Radiology Research Academic Fellowship. He will compare how accurately radiologists and non-radiologists diagnose conditions using medical images.
The award, sponsored by General Electric Medical Systems and the Association of University Radiologists, gives recipients $50,000 for each of two years for projects that measure health outcomes or assess medical technologies.
"Few studies compare how well radiologists and non-radiologists read medical images," says Eng. "My goal is to develop new and better comparative methods."
"This fellowship helps address the critical shortage of funding for scholarly research in radiology that often forces many of our most promising young investigators into non-academic practice," says Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., Martin Donner Professor and Chairman of Radiology.
A Wisconsin native, Eng completed both his undergraduate studies and medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following an internship in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, he completed a radiology residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Hopkins.
Eng received his current academic appointment in 1997. He is an associate editor for health policy and practice for Radiology, the journal of the Radiological Society of North America, and an editorial board member.